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The grammaticalization of discourse markers

Noriko O. Onodera

in The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199586783
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199586783.013.0050

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

 The grammaticalization of discourse markers

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This article deals with the processes associated with the grammaticalisation of discourse markers. It provides a theoretical outline of discourse markers and an overview of how the development of discourse markers has recently been treated in the study of language change. It describes a new reformulated model of grammaticalisation and compares it with its traditional counterpart. It also discusses the kind of expressions in terms of structure and meaning which occur in initial and final positions in the grammaticalisation of discourse markers.

Keywords: discourse markers; grammaticalisation; language change; expression; structure and meaning

Article.  3741 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics ; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics

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